It took several fire departments to put out a huge building fire in Lebanon.

The fire broke out Friday night at the MFA Building and continued to burn into early this morning.

The Lebanon fire chief says they don’t know what caused the fire.

Fire crews were able to get through the building and say everyone is accounted for and don’t believe anyone was inside the building.

Due to the fire the City of Lebanon is asking the public to avoid the the MFA area. The city also advised downtown businesses to delay opening until noon on Saturday.

(Video courtesy of Lebanon Fire Department Facebook)

Here is more information from the City of Lebanon:

The City of Lebanon is asking the public to avoid downtown Lebanon this morning and for business owners to delay opening until noon today due to a fire that destroyed Lebanon’s MFA building last night.

As the fire continues to smolder, smoke is still an issue on the south side of Lebanon. The Fire department has excavation equipment in route in order to help dig out the hot spots and further eliminate smoke.

Currently, emergency officials have recorded no injuries. The Lebanon Fire Department is in the process of rotating out personnel.

The City of Lebanon stands ready to assist MFA in the coming days and weeks. Our thoughts and prayers are with the owners and employees affected by this incident. We appreciate the first responders and area partners who have helped provide mutual aid during this event.

 

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